My Brother’s Keeper Sacramento Collaborative

The My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) Sacramento Collaborative is committed to improving the educational, health, social and economic outcomes for local boys and men of color.

The initiative began in response to President Obama’s signing the My Brother’s Keeper Memorandum in February 2014, calling for national attention focused on addressing persistent opportunity gaps faced by boys and young men of color.

MBK Sacramento is bringing systems leaders, advocates, community partners, youth-serving organizations and young people together to address health, education, employment and justice system disparities for young men of color through policy advocacy, systems change and support for effective programs.

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In 2018, The Center at Sierra Health Foundation was selected as a recipient of an Obama Foundation MBK Community Challenge Impact grant to support the MBK Sacramento Collaborative in expanding mentoring and violence intervention efforts.

The MBK Sacramento Collaborative is funded by Sierra Health Foundation and is managed by The Center at Sierra Health Foundation.

Latest News

Registration is Open for Kings and Queens Rise Basketball

The Kings and Queens Rise Co-Ed Youth Sports and Mentoring League provides an opportunity for young people to engage in intercommunity sports activities. The league provides youth with a sense of community and a fun, meaningful summer full of learning experiences and memories. Registration is open for the 2022 Basketball Season! Access the Kings and Queens Rise flyer.

Join the MBK Sacramento Collaborative!

This updated overview packet is designed for community members and leaders who are interested in joining the Collaborative. 

Contact the MBK Sacramento team!

1300 Campaign Launches

The 1300 Campaign is an initiative led by Improve Your Tomorrow and My Brother’s Keeper Sacramento and funded by The Center at Sierra Health Foundation and the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative. This regional policy campaign is working to dismantle the school-to-prison pipeline, with the goal of sending an additional 1,300 young men of color to Sacramento State and UC Davis by 2025. Learn more on the 1300 Campaign web site.

Youth Fellowship Remix and All Access Creative Academy

Thank you to everyone who submitted applications for the Youth Fellowship and the Creative Academy, both opportunities for young men of color ages 16 to 24. The application due date was Jan. 28. We will post updates on this webpage.

Successful Kings and Queens Rise Fourth Season Wraps Up

Kings and Queens Rise players, coaches and families came together to celebrate the fourth successful season of the Sacramento co-ed youth sports and mentoring league. On July 30, Kings and Queens Rise basketball participants played their championship games at the Sacramento Kings’ Golden 1 Center, took team pictures, and received trophies and tickets to the NBA’s California Classic games. Watch a report on CBS-13.

On July 31, Kings and Queens Rise golf participants joined their families and coaches for a final golf demonstration and award ceremony celebrating their successes. Youth in the NBA 2K21 program complete their tournament in September.

Learn more about MBK Sacramento

The Collaborative

Aligned with a collective impact model, the MBK Sacramento Collaborative is designed to support effective and coordinated action across multiple organizations through six elements of engagement.

Obama Foundation

The Center at Sierra Health Foundation was selected as one of 10 recipients of an Obama Foundation MBK Community Challenge Impact grant to improve life outcomes for boys and young men of color.

Youth Fellowship

The Youth Fellowship establishes a brotherhood among young men of color ages 16 to 20 from across Sacramento who have an interest to engage in advocacy on behalf of other young men of color.


Visit the MBK Sacramento publications library for in-depth information and reports about the collaborative, resources and Youth Fellowship policy briefs.

Mentoring Program

MBK Sacramento is building on the strength of a community that is united around a common and critical goal: healthy development and successful futures for Sacramento’s young men of color.

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